In the event that an area of the hospital is deemed unsafe, a Code Green is activated to ensure an expedient and safe evacuation of the affected area. There are three main strategies that support an evacuation: horizontal, vertical and hospital-wide evacuation. The chosen strategy is dependent on the nature of the emergency and the Incident Commander.
If you are required to evacuate, the following actions are required:
- Remain calm
- Do not enter the affected area
- If within the affected area, stay with your caregiver, family or support person